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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec;66(6):354-358. Korean. Case Reports.
Yeo SJ , Heo J , Cho CM , Jung MK , Park SY , Kim MH , Lee S , Yu N .
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Situs inversus is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disease with left-right inversion of internal organs. It carries technical difficulties in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. There have been a few case reports on stone extraction by ERCP in situs inversus patients. ERCP techniques in situs inversus can be classified into conventional method and mirror image method. In mirror image method, the procedure is performed with the patient in the right lateral decubitus position and the endoscopist on the patient's left side. Until now, there is no consensus about which method is better. Herein, we report an unusual case of choledocholithiasis in a patient with situs inversus who underwent ERCP for stone extraction by both conventional method and mirror image method.

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